Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7161347 (Ref:16775-en_US)

Posted: August 8, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Jankowsky lab seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join us in studying how lysosomal protein TMEM106B protects the brain against tauopathy. We've shown that constitute deletion of this protein accelerates tau accumulation, microgliosis, neurodegeneration, and cognitive decline in a mouse model of frontotemporal dementia. We are now using cell-type specific targeting strategies to test whether TMEM exerts its protective effect through neurons or microglia. Researchers will work as part of a team combining mouse genetic engineering, viral brain transduction, neurohistology, and basic biochemistry to understand dementia pathogenesis and develop potential treatments. You can learn more about our lab and ongoing projects at our website:

Job Duties

  • Designs and conducts research experiments. 
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures. 
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data. 
  • Conducts literature searches and summarize information needed for particular studies. 
  • Documents and interpret results of experiments. 
  • Prepares experimental results for publication and oral presentation

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in molecular biology and neuroanatomy.
  • Experience with mouse models of dementia and molecular strategies for genetic engineering.
  • Highly self-motivated with outstanding experimental skills.
  • Able to think independently but also work well in a team.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7161347 (Ref:16775-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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